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Husbandry Technician

Cermaq Canada

Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
27 Oct 2017
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Husbandry Technician
Tofino, BC

Cermaq Canada is currently looking for full time Saltwater Husbandry Technicians 2 to join our dynamic teams at our seasites located on the West Coast of Vancouver

As a Husbandry Technician you’ll play a critical role in growing healthy salmon in a sustainable manner. You’ll spend the majority of your day outside on the water caring for the fish. You will apply best practices in feeding techniques and use your analytical skills to collect data  and report  on the health  of our fish. You’ll have the chance  to work with and live with a group  of hardworking, dedicated employees. Housing is provided  at the seasite and is well-equipped with exercise equipment, satellite TV, and Internet – a true home away from home. This role is the perfect opportunity to satisfy your love of the outdoors, expand your husbandry  skills, and contribute to our communities  through sustainable  aquaculture.

Position Details:
Status: Permanent, full-time position
Shift: 8 days on, 6 days off; 10 hours per day for a total of 80 hours every two weeks
Wage: $17.53 per hour
Benefits: Employer-paid benefits (BC Care Card, Extended Health & Dental and matching RRSPs) after probation

What you’ll be doing:
Providing support to the seasite through  general husbandry  operations to ensure a healthy lifecycle of the fish from smolt intakes, to growth, to harvest
Applying appropriate feeding strategies to grow and manage fish welfare, either through  hand feeding or auto-feeding techniques
Monitoring fish activity and conducting environmental monitoring and sampling activities to ensure proper fish welfare
Maintaining a clean, safe, and biosecure site by performing simple maintenance, setting up sites, and closing sites
Operating heavy machinery such as forklifts and boats

Your qualifications:
You have previous education or work experience in aquaculture, preferably within a salmon rearing setting
You consider  yourself a team  player, get along great  with others  and are always looking to lend a hand
You can also work independently and without supervision; you take initiative and apply your critical thinking skills to solve problems
You are physically fit, enjoy being outside, are willing to work in all types of weather conditions, and are comfortable being on the water
You are dependable, work safely, and have a strong work ethic and positive attitude
Your maintenance experience would be considered an asset

Cermaq Canada values its employees  and is committed to their growth and development. The company is able and willing to provide training for the right individual to grow into this role.

Special requirements:
Prerequisites  to hiring include  a physical fitness test,  a criminal record  check and reference checks
This position is camp-based, transportation to Tofino is provided from Campbell River, Courtenay, Coombs, Port Alberni, and Ahousaht
Only applicants who are legally allowed to work in Canada will be considered

How to Apply:
If your qualifications meet  the  application  requirements and you would like to apply for this opportunity please forward your resume and cover letter, stating “Salt Water Husbandry Technician 2” in the subject line,

by email at,
or in person or by fax, by Friday November 17, 2017 to either of our offices at:

Campbell River Office
203-919 Island Highway Campbell River, BC
Fax: 250-286- 0042

Tofino Office
61-4 th Street
Tofino, BC
Fax: 250-725-1250

For more information about this opportunity please visit our careers page at

Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.


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Our focus is sustainable aquaculture

Our vision is to be a global leader in the aquaculture industry, creating value for our shareholders by farming salmon in a sustainable manner.

Cermaq Canada is a salmon farming company in British Columbia, Canada and is part of Cermaq, an international salmon farming business with operations in Canada, Chile and Norway. Cermaq Canada produces approximately 25,000 metric tonnes of fresh, farmed Atlantic salmon annually at 27 sea sites around Vancouver Island. 

Cermaq Canada employees take pride in producing quality salmon, and on how they farm in a way which respects the local environment and the communities where the company operates. 


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